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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 345 - Politics & Literature (3)

This course examines the language of political and literary texts in order to define the terms “politics” and “literature” and understand the relationship between them. Students will compare/contrast political and literary texts in terms of intention, use of narrative and metaphor, and effect, analyzing the politics in literature and the literature in political texts. Several questions fuel the course, including: How does the same text incite diverse readings at one historical moment? How do texts evolve through time? What elements give a text power? Can texts change the course of history? What are the factors that can interfere with diverse readings? Is every text political? Students will formulate their answers through discussions and written work and will become stronger readers through close reading, interpretation, and analysis. PRE-2015 CORE: Level III.